Formed Families Forward provides training and direct support to families in northern Virginia formed through foster care, kinship care and adoption. As adoptive, foster and kinship parents and caregivers ourselves, we know first-hand the challenges families experience in their efforts to access appropriate education, mental health, disability, and transition services and other supports.

Our services are largely free of charge to families; your contribution helps us continue our work with formed families. We are a 501(c) (3) nonprofit; donations are tax-deductible. Our EIN is 27-4828866.

Services to parents, caregivers and family-serving professionals include training and events, peer supports, resource navigation and parenting and youth classes. We offer critical tools to empower families to advocate for better special education, behavioral health and other services for the children in their care. Peer support groups are available to youth, young adults, and to parents and caregivers. We provide one-on-one consultations to families to help problem solve and map out action steps.


Formed Families Forward has a GOLD level of transparency with GuideStar.

A financial statement is available upon written request from Virginia’s Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs.

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10304 Eaton Place, Suite 100
Fairfax, VA 22030

Volunteer your Time and Talent

We love volunteers with specific skills and time to share! Examples of tasks for which we seek volunteer support are:

  • helping with training events
  • staffing exhibit tables at conferences and community events
  • supporting outreach to local media
  • producing brief video and audio trainings for parents and caregivers

Contact us if you are interested in volunteering your skills and time.

College student internships (unpaid) are available!

Join our Board of Directors

Another way to support Formed Families Forward’s work is to consider joining our Board of Directors.

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